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Still snowshoeing

Discussion in 'Outings, Trips & Expeditions' started by mbiraman, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. mbiraman

    mbiraman Guide Bushclass II

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    Well i've been back a week or so now from my time in the city doing home care for my dad who recently got out of the hospital. I stayed to where he was doing most things himself again and then headed back to the Kootenays. Took a few days to get grounded back into country life and once the rain stopped i headed out on a few hikes some with snow and others not. Here's one i did on easter sunday up the little slocan valley from me. Most of the snow is gone at my place but when you head up the valley eight miles makes a big difference.
    Heading out,,a view up the valley.
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    Once i got back to Koch Junction i parked the truck and pulled out the snowshoes cause there was still 1.5'-3' of snow on the ground .
    The beginning of the trail.
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    Farther along i start to head down to the canyon , trail gets narrower
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    First point where you start to see the canyon . I sat here for lunch in a sizable tree well.
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    After lunch i headed down a narrow trail which made me a little nervous as its a hillside covered in a couple of feet of wet snow straight down to the river.
    Its short,,,,didn't want the thing to slide,,,held my breath a bit.
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    First shot of the falls.Their about thirty feet high
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    It was too dangerous to head down the hill for a close up because of the snow conditions so just zoomed in
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    Still lots of snow on the mnts around here
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    A very nice day hike,,warm and snowshoeing to boot
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    The only down part was my truck broke down out here and i had to catch a ride with some weekend snow mobilers and then go back out yesterday with a friend and tow it back to the main part of the valley where my mechanic is looking at it now.
    I go to the falls two or three times /yr and had some other photo's i never wrote about so i'll through in some summer fall photo's here.
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    very nice lunch spot down by the water
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    Just above the falls
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    very cool heart shaped pool . Its about 6-8ft across. The one in the foreground is allot bigger going behind me about ten feet.
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    The falls,,, probably summer. During spring breakup which is just starting this area will fill up and explode with water.
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    enjoy
    bill
     
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    Cool place! Canada is another place I'd love to visit. Those pools of water look awesome!
     
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    Nice trip! thanks for the pictures and thanks for posting!
     
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    Great pics and outing. Hope you get your truck straightened out. Thanks!
     
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    That's a great place for a hike. Those falls are really pretty and those rock pools are unique too. Hope your truck get's fixed cheap and quick. Thanks for the post
     
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    Great pics, thanks! I was in BC about 12 years ago, really enjoyed myself; hope to make it back again some day.
     
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    Beautiful pics, man.
     
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    Nice country.
     
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    Its an awesome place

    Your welcome

    It was a nice day despite the ongoing truck electrical issue.

    Your welcome

    I don't go much any place else

    Thanks Iz

    One of the many beautiful places around North America.
     
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    I miss those spots, I used to Live in Canmore Alberta and visited the BC interior many times. I can't wait until summer I am being transferred to Alberta, not in the Rockies but right on the door step....can't wait!
     
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    Canmore's a beautiful spot for a town. Love the mnts all around. I was just there a month ago having a few slices in a small park in town. Too touristy for me but a beautiful spot.

    bill
     
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    Gorgeous spot and pics!!
     
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    Thanks for sharing with us. Beautiful pics.
     
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    Thanks BT. Its pretty close to me , 30 mins. Rarely see anyone else.
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    Your welcome. Lots of good stuff in your area as well.

    bill
     
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